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2008 Press Releases

CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
(504) 310-2590

 DECEMBER 9, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Justice Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball, the first woman in the history of the state to be elected to the Louisiana Supreme Court will be sworn-in as Chief Justice of the court, also making her the first woman in the history of the state to be Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court.


To mark this historic event, a Mass will be celebrated at the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 9:00 A.M. by Archbishop Alfred Hughes and Father Miles Walsh of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. A swearing-in ceremony will take place afterward at 11:00 A.M. on the steps of the Louisiana Supreme Court at 400 Royal Street. A reception will follow. The Mass and Swearing-In Ceremony are open to the public. No individual invitations will be sent for either function. Invitation is by this and other similar announcements.


The anticipated cost of printing invitations and postage will be donated to the Baton Rouge Battered Women’s Shelter.
For more information on these events and hotel information, contact Jan Tolar at 504.310.2607 or by email at Tolar@lajao.org.

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